About

Background

Rock The Capital was formed in August 2005 as a nonpartisan, voter education organization that was enacted after the Pennsylvania legislative, judicial and executive branches conspired to enact a compensation package in violation of a state constitutional provision.

Management team:

Eric Epstein: Eric J. Epstein is Rock the Capital‘s coordinator and a community advocate for good government for over 25 years.  Mr. Epstein is also Chairman of the Three Mile Island Alert, Inc.,  a safe-energy organization founded in 1977; President of EFMR  Monitoring Group, Inc., a non-profit economic development corporation established in 1977, and Chairman of the Stray Winds Area Neighbors (SWAN), a smart growth association organized in 2005. Mr. Epstein was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities at  PSU-Harrisburg (1992-1999) and co-authored the Dictionary of the Holocaust, which was released by Greenwood Press (1997), and prepared the Appendices for the The Holocaust Chronicle (2000).

Tom Owad: Tom Owad is Editor of Rock The Capital.  Mr. Owad is owner of Schnitz Technology, an IT consultancy providing Mac OS X, iOS, and Linux support in south-central Pennsylvania.  He is also a member of the Apple Consultants Network, Vice President of Keystone MacCentral, and webmaster of Applefritter – a 25,000-member tech community.  Mr. Owad is author of Apple I Replica Creation: Back to the Garage, with foreword by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.  He is co-author of Hardware Hacking: Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty and OS X for Hackers at Heart, and a former columnist for Make Magazine.  Articles about Mr. Owad’s projects have appeared in the New York Times, BBC News, the Wall Street Journal, and numerous technical magazines.  Mr. Owad has a Bachelor degree in International Affairs and Computer Science from Lafayette College.

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